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Subject: Re: [docbook] DocBook: The Definitive Guide - Copyright Problem

O'Reilly has changed the copyright after the print version of the 
Definitive Guide had been published:



Tobias Reif wrote:
> Yann wrote:
>>   I'm mailing you because i just read the copyright on
>> http://www.docbook.org/tdg/en/html/dbcpyright.html . I never used
>> docbook before because I thought that the reference book was NOT free,
>> as i read it at
>> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/docbook/chapter/book/rights.html.
>> The (c) on oreilly.com says, we are NOT allowed to redistribute the
>> document; whereas, the (c) on docbook.org says the book is under FDL, 
>> wich
>> would allow me to modify and redistribute it, without the previous
>> permission of oreilly.
>> Which is the correct one? Can I redistribute the oreilly reference book,
>> or not? I don't really anderstand why there are two licenses... is this a
>> mistake?
> IANAL, but I would think that the oreilly.com license page can not 
> revoke rights that the docbook.org license page clearly grants to you.
> I agree with you that the two pages should state the same.
> Tobi

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